Environmental documentary Bag It to screen at Torquay

WILDLIFE Queensland is hosting a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at the Senior Citizen's Club in Totness St, Torquay on Friday, July 19, at 7pm.

The screening is part of a campaign to make the Fraser Coast more aware of the problems with disposable plastic bags and to encourage businesses and the community to say no to plastic bags.

Councillor Stuart Taylor will introduce Caroline Gardam from Plastic Bag Free Queensland, an initiative of the Queensland Conservation Council.

Caroline will speak briefly about the campaign and show the film.

In this touching and funny documentary, we follow Jeb, who is not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.

What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our bodies.

We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it right now.

Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.

The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health too.

Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors shown to link to cancer, diabetes and infertility.

The event is open to the public and admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted.



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